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weekend sux already

Last week Brian emailed me that on this Friday he wanted to go to a double-feature drive-in movie at the Bowie Baysox stadium. His friend was bringing his kids and Brian said that he wanted us to go.

The movies were some kid movies. I wasn't thrilled, considering that the same night there's a free concert and outdoor movie about the history of New Orleans funk that would not only be fun to attend, but is in nearby Silver Spring. I suggested this alternative.

Brian nixed this. He wrote that Bowie was on the way to the beach and his sister had invited us to the beach for the weekend. That was the first I'd heard of this invitation plus I hate the beach but I said ok because I was trying to be a team player. Guess what: I am not really a team player.

So all this week I've been intending to go home from work, hop in Brian's car, and ride to Bowie and then the beach. I don't know where we are staying--Brian's sister's husband's parents have a house in Ocean Pines but I don't think we're staying in their house, just visiting. We're bringing a tent, so there will be someplace to sleep no matter what. Are you keeping up with this? It is a weekend with my in-law's in-laws. I'm still on the team, just barely.

Last night at 11:30 I asked Brian what the schedule for today would be. That's when he told me that since his parents would be coming along with us he was going to skip the movie and leave early. How early could I get off work?

Maybe I could have arranged to leave early if I had known about this, but it's not possible today. I suggested that he leave with his parents whenever they cared to; then I would collect Victoria from the sitter after work and drive out to meet them. Last night he said ok to this.

This morning as I was ready to leave for daycare, Brian told Victoria--Victoria, not me--that he would be picking her up early from the sitter so that they could go to the beach. Of course it's slightly annoying to hear this second-hand, but suddenly I felt free! Relieved! Off the team! I said that in that case, I would just skip the beach.

It's not like I haven't bailed on stuff before. Usually I get a disgusted look and a "fine, seeya" and that's that. But no. Brian explains that his sister's husband's mom has planned for a certain number of people and it will disappoint her if I don't come. HOW THE HELL DID SHE PLAN? I see no evidence of planning anywhere here. Whatever. Then--here's where I actually got pissed off--Brian goes, "Why can't you take off early?" and I started to say that we'd been short all week and I couldn't leave without arranging coverage but then he did this eyeroll/sneer thing and I had to get away before something untoward happened.

I guess after work I will drive alone in beach traffic to spend the weekend with people who honestly would have just as good a time without me, but why?

Should be nice weather; I'm looking forward to that.


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Jun. 17th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
Have a sudden attack of appendicitis* right before you have to leave, and spend the weekend with us instead. I don't think we're more exciting than a trip to the beach, but at least we're closer!

No, really! I mean it! Come swim in the pool and or just lounge next to it reading books and have fun with us! I'll make kugelblitz cook -- it'll be great.

*If you're already missing your appendix, how about something with your gall bladder?

Jun. 17th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
No! You're missing the obvious...

Car needs a new...something. Not too costly, but they'll have to keep it all weekend. What? Oh, sorry, why would I rent a car just for hanging around the house...?
Jun. 17th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
That would make things easier to explain should my appendix actually decide to blow up later...
Jun. 17th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
See, I can be this evil for other people. When it comes to me? "uh, duh..."
Jun. 17th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it does sound more exciting than a trip to the beach! Of course I must decline, though. I'm thinking about taking the bus now. Jennifer wanted the car this weekend anyway. So as long as no one smelly or psycho sits next to me, it will be 4+ hours of peaceful reading and communing with my fIpod.
Jun. 17th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
Boy, you really look like you're coming down with something....
gall stone attack? I have a dentist who can write you a note....
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